A Complete Guide to Hourglass Cosmetics

By Ellie Child - 2 years ago | Updated
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Hourglass Cosmetics is the cruelty-free, all-vegan beauty brand that has revolutionized the way we view makeup. Their kind-to-skin formulations are made with active ingredients that deliver a luxe finish – one that doesn't harm the world around us in the process.

Below, we've collated a roundup of the best Hourglass Cosmetics products to help you nail your all-vegan makeup routine!

Hourglass Foundation:

Discover a range of long-wearing, flawless and light-reflecting foundations from the cosmetic experts at Hourglass. Known for their luxury formulas and sleek packaging, Hourglass enhance daily makeup routines and turn them into a luxe, indulgent moment.

Whether you prefer liquid, powder or stick formulas, there's a foundation to suit every preference, skin type and style. Better still, they have a diverse range of shades to suit every skin tone.

Take your makeup to the next level and create a flawless base for the rest of your makeup with an Hourglass foundation.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation

Create an airbrushed effect with the Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation from Hourglass. This makeup bag go-to comes in a diverse range of 32 shades, so you can easily match to your skin tone.

It has a highly pigmented formula, which means you can seamlessly conceal and camouflage any blemishes, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Despite the full-coverage finish, the foundation sits comfortably on the skin thanks to the lightweight, non-comedogenic, oil-free formulation.

Not to mention, this must-have foundation is waterproof, transfer-proof and fade-proof, so you can be confident in your base makeup from sunset to sundown.

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

Get your hands on the highly celebrated Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick. It combines all the benefits of a concealer and foundation in one handy, easy-to-use stick formula.

Achieve a professional-looking finish with this full coverage foundation, which lasts for an impressive 12 hours. It's highly pigmented like the liquid version, but instead provides a featherlight feeling on the skin that adjusts to your temperature so easily buffs and blends across your complexion.

Apply to the areas you want to cover using a foundation brush or beauty sponge.

Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup

Want a foundation that has top tier coverage with matching skin care benefits? Look no further than the Veil Fluid Makeup.

This must-have solution from Hourglass helps conceal, while also minimizing the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It has a serum-like formula, which blends effortlessly across the skin, providing a radiant, glowy finish.

The foundation contains the Hourglass Matrix Regeneration Complex, which helps improve the production of collagen. When paired with broad spectrum SPF 15, this formula helps to keep your skin looking plump, radiant and youthful all day long.

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation

If you have blemish-prone, oily skin this is the foundation for you. The Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation helps you achieve a matte, velvety finish with a simple swish of your makeup brush.

The Hourglass foundation banishes shine, allowing you to feel confident all day long without any midday touch ups. In fact, it has an oil-free formula which contains cashmere kaolinite clay to control oil production and draw out impurities, so your complexion stays clear and looks healthy.

Better still, with 22 shades in both cool and warm undertones, you can easily find a matching hue.

Hourglass Makeup Brushes:

You can't achieve flawless makeup looks without the proper tools, which is exactly where Hourglass come in. From foundation brushes to eyeshadow brushes, Hourglass have a range of makeup tools and accessories to help you achieve picture-perfect looks.

Each makeup brush allows you to buff, blend and swipe your way to perfection. The brush options from Hourglass are designed to fit the curves and contours of your face, so it's easy to create a flawless, well-blended finish.

And if that wasn't enough, these professional standard tools also look fantastic in your makeup bag, thanks to the classic, chic design.

Hourglass Brush No 1 Powder

The award-winning Brush No 1 Powder is a necessity in every makeup kit, thanks to its super soft bristles and versatility.

The large, dome-shaped bristles pick up the perfect amount of product and evenly distribute both loose and pressed powder across your complexion. Simply sweep your favorite blushers, bronzers and highlighters across the curves of your face using this expert brush.

It also haves specially designed Taklon bristles, which are PETA-approved. This is a hygienic and cruelty-free alternative to animal hair makeup brushes.

Hourglass Brush No 3 All Over Shadow

Create killer eye looks using the Brush No 3 All Over Shadow from Hourglass. This brush is perfect for applying loose and pressed eyeshadows, whether you want bold and beautiful or subtle and sexy looks.

It contains high-grade, hygienic synthetic bristles, which make it a great option for vegan beauty lovers. The handle is also made from metal and gives you expert control over your application. Use the brush to buff your favorite pigments across your lid and create a professional-looking, expertly blended eye look.

Hourglass Brush No 5 Concealer

Camouflage blemishes, uneven skin and redness at the drop of the hat with the Brush No 5 Concealer.

This Hourglass makeup brush is a great one to have in your kit, due to the tapered bristles which let you pat on the color. It uses PETA-approved synthetic bristles, which feel soft and comfortable on the skin and expertly blend liquid, cream and powder formulas.

Whether you need to target a small pimple or cover the entire under eye area, you can easily achieve the desired effect with this professional brush.

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush

For the ultimate, full coverage foundation look you need to add the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush to your makeup wish list.

The brush has angled bristles which fit into the contours of the face, such as the forehead, nose and jawline. This allows you to achieve an even, professional base. Thanks to the angled edge you can also use this brush to apply contour and bronzer products to the cheekbones.

The brush itself also has a weighted handle, which gives you incredible control and precision. Better still, it's cruelty-free and vegan-friendly due to the high-quality Taklon bristles.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Collection:

Get your glow on with the Ambient Lighting Collection from Hourglass. From palettes to brushes, each product helps you achieve a flawless complexion. Dust, swipe and buff the pressed powders across your skin and take your look from zero to hero in an instant.

Whether you prefer bronzers or blushers, these products offer a versatile finish and can be used at every step of your daily makeup routine. Each one is also housed in the iconic Hourglass packaging, which adds a touch of old school glamor to your kit.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

This palette needs no introduction as we're sure you must love it as much as we do.

For beauty lovers not in the know, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is an award winning highlighter trio celebrated by beauty editors and A-listers alike. It contains three flattering shades, which suit a range of skin tones. Each pearlescent hue adds a much-needed dose of radiance to the complexion, creating a soft-focus and glowing finish.

Simply dust the colours across the high points of the face for a luminous and gorgeous look.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

For another burst of glowing goodness, take a look at the Ambient Lighting Powder. This powder comes in six beautiful hues, which adds a soft-focus effect to your complexion.

The powder uses unique photoluminescent technology, which helps blur the skin – perfect for concealing pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Each shade offers something new and gives the complexion a soft boost that looks great during the day and night.

Not to mention, it's also free from parabens, fragrance and talc so is gentle on the skin

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Get all the glow of the classic Ambient Lighting Powder but in bronzer format.

The much-loved Ambient Lighting Bronzer from Hourglass helps add dimension, color and shimmer for a sun-kissed finish. It's a featherlight pressed powder, which blends seamlessly across the skin and has a buildable formula for a natural to medium coverage. Plus, it contains the same photoluminescent technology as other products in the collection, so you can expect a beautiful luminous, soft-focus effect.

Housed in the glamorous Hourglass packaging, this bronzer adds a touch of class to your daily routine.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Brush

To apply all the beautiful formulas in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting collection you need the perfect makeup brush. That's where the Ambient Lighting Edit Brush comes in.

This versatile product is a handy one to have in you kit, thanks to the dual-ended brush. Both sides have PETA-approved Talkon bristles and feel super soft on the skin. The rounded end is suitable for bronzer and setting powders, while the tapered side is great for applying highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones.

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Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child

With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.

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